Write The Hemingway Way

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I’ve been using this for a few days: Hemingway app shows you ‘on the fly’ how many passive voice sentences, adverbs, complicated sentences etc. you are writing – like a highlighted Fleish-Kincaid test for readability.

There’s a web version, and for $5.00 there’s a desktop app for Mac OS and PC

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    • That’s a good question.

      About a year ago I started reading books on copy writing.

      One writer suggested this tool, and I’ve been using it.

      https://readability-score.com

      It doesn’t tell you why your readability grade is low or high, but it doesn’t take much tweaking to work it out.

      And I had the benefit of having read books on copy writing.

      I don’t think it destroys style – though it could. And sometimes I would make a change and then decide not to follow it.

      Over all, I think it has helped me make my copy more direct.

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  1. It’s interesting, but I found the “Aim for a Grade Level less than 10 for bold, clear writing” a bit disconcerting.

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